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Willis Alden "Bill" Sackett died aged 100 years 8 months 10 days in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, on 19 October 2013, survived by his wife Dorothy (Dunkel).
Bill served in the Army during World War II, seeing service in North Africa, Italy, and France as an infantry radio operator, and achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He received six awards of the Bronze Star Medal during his service.
Bill and Dorothy operated a row crop and dairy farm west of Walker, Iowa, while raising 11 children. Bill also worked for the Walker Creamery for many years, collecting cream from area farms.
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The Sackett Family Association have a shared interest in this research. Since you wrote, the 1911 census has been published and Edward Frank, aged 3, was then living in Margate with his widowed mother Ellen Sackett and a sister Frances, 7 (probably a half-sister as Ellen was stated to have been married for 5 years). I am working on the theory that Ellen was the same as "Helen Elizb (aka Ellen) Sackett" who died aged 74 in 1946 and was buried at St Pancras Cemetery. I have not yet identified Edward Frank's parents. Would appreciate whatever additional information you may have.
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